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Oct 20, 2011 6:00am EDT
. because it's not in the neighborhoods that i grew up in or any of us grew up in. ladies and gentlemen, the consequences of these losses are real and they're now. but the interesting thing is why i say this is simple, this is very, very simple. there's a solution. we can do something about it right now. it's not rocket science. right now. what's being proposed, and my colleagues are pushing is to put 400,000 educators on the job right away. to put 18,000 cops back on the street. and to put 7,000 firefighters back in fire houses. >> my dad used to say everything is about priority. here are the choices. not even a very hard choice. these guys came up with a solution. if you add one half of 1% surtax on the -- it doesn't affect those who make $999,999. it doesn't affect anyone who makes $999,999.00, it only affects that one dollar. that's the only thing the rate goes up on. so let me put this in perspective. if you make $1.1 million when god willing this passes you will pay next year $500 more in taxes. you got that? now the average income for the group of people we're talking about is $3 mill
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2011 8:00pm EDT
leads us to the broader question -- what are the priorities for announcing -- advancing our priorities in afghan and -- afghanistan and pakistan? what additional pressure are we bringing to bear to offset the i iranian influence on afghanistan? the most important long-term aspect of the american relationship with the afghanistan today is through strategic partnership declarations under negotiation with kabul. the previous administration extensively engaged the congress in a bipartisan manner. we are disappointed that a similar level of outreach, engagement, and transparency on this critical issue has been absent on the current afghanistan negotiation. i am capitalizing on your appearance today, madam secretary, to secure information on the agreement being negotiated. what are our primary components of this negotiation? do you anticipate a total withdrawal like we are about to do in iraq, or will we remain until we train and have a modest counter-terrorism presence? how will it address weaknesses in the political system, such as too much power concentrated in the presidency a
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2011 6:00am EDT
six republicans who voted against giving president george w. bush authority to use military force in iraq. he says the resolution was unconstitutional because it transferred the right to transport -- to declare war from congress to the executive branch. he has remained a consistent critic of war in foreign lands. in 2010, and barney frank, voted to trim the deficit. he takes a dim view of foreign aid generally opposes u.s. support for the international monetary fund and world trade organization and generally favors the u.s. withdrawal from the united nations. some have said our speakers libertarian beliefs make him an erratic ally of other gop members. he says marriage is the union of one man and one woman. he says everyone is an individual and should be treated equally. he backed repealed in 2010 of the stature oratory ban on gays and lesbians serving in the military. he opposes abortion. our guest also ran for president in 2008 but he decided this time around to put all his energy in the 2012 race, vowing that he would not -- not seek a 12th term in congress for it arisen from p
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2011 6:00am EDT
this week to inspire those who have hesitated from joining us in the work you have been trying to do to make sure that an action like this cannot be carried out an even more horrific things cannot be carried out. i hope you are doing absolutely everything you can do and we will do everything we can do to push the international community in the direction that it needs to move. >> thank you for the meeting yesterday. i appreciate the response is on the work you're doing. if you look at america's previous responses to things like this, they were willing to do something here in our country that likely would have created a war. that has been our response to these kind of things in the past. it is very evident that the iranian government was willing to conduct an act of terrorism on our soil knowing the history of the way americans have responded to that. they were willing to provoke a war which is, i think, what this most recent incident points out to us. you give us some great statistics yesterday. i appreciate your hard work and what you have been able to accomplish as far as the effect
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2011 6:00am EDT
of those of us who oppose nafta, capta -- cafta and other damaging trade agreements over the last decade. free trade agreements play a significant role in exacerbating the negative effects of globalization including the rapid privatization of vital public resources. they've resulted in the loss of domestic jobs and manufacturing industries and in significant decreases to labor and environmental standards. in addition, free trade agreements result in significant job loss and privatization of labor intensive industries for countries we enter into the trade agreements with. unionizing in countries like mexico and colombia has resulted in death or imprisonment of union leaders. every state in this country has been affected negatively by our destructive trade policies. the economic policy institute estimates that nearly 700,000 u.s. jobs have been displaced since the passage of nafta in the 1990's. the majority of the jobs displaced, 60% were in the manufacturing sector. my home state of ohio is one of the top 10 states with the most jobs displaced by nafta, having lost 34,900 jobs. ou
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2011 1:00am EDT
oversight. just three weeks ago, we had the undersecretary before us, talking about where dod is moving into 2017. i was delighted as i listen to the radio and heard your reference and trying to expedite the process getting to that clean audit. two words of caution. one, it is so import we get their cousin allows better management of resources. but that it be true systemic changes, not a heroic effort to get a clean audit. the referenced the neck to controls, internal controls is where it is at. the second is that over 12 years we spent over a billion dollars and did not get a result from the billion dollars of taxpayer funds. we learn from that not to repeat that. but your leadership on financial management on the civilian side and general dempsey on the uniform side will be key. this is making sure that we have the resources to provide the training, equipment are men and women need and we do right by them and their families. a final one, beyond the scope of the hearing, but just a concern i have regarding our efforts in afghanistan. that is when the president announced the surge, whic
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2011 8:00pm EDT
. my son said it will be a great adventure for us if you decide to do it. it was not a family decision. they laid it all on me. >> are you worried about ruining your chances of running for president? >> listen, what i care most about is the country. the country will be better by making sure that president obama is a one-termer. i do not worry about that at all. i do not believe you can. i have a great job. we made great progress. whatever the future holds, the future holds. it probably did not speak this two years later. life takes you in a bunch of different directions. >> [inaudible] >> you cannot make these decisions with any regret. the regretful being the governor of new jersey. i have a great job. i love doing it. i have a lot of great things to accomplish. i do not feel any sense of regret at all. i felt like it was my obligation given the amount to people who ask the -- were asking me to reconsider. i thought a lot about this. i came back to the same place i was in the whole last year. i do not want to leave this job. i made a commitment to the people of new jersey to do this j
CSPAN
Oct 20, 2011 1:00am EDT
justice department costs. congress gives us the ability to finance removal of 400,000 people year. we can just removed anybody without any priorities, and that would be one way to do it. or the other way, the better way, and probably the way you ran your office when you were a prosecutor is to say we want to focus on expediting the removal of those who are criminals, those who are fugitives, of those who are repeat violators, of those who are recent entrants, meaning within five years, into the united states. what you are now seeing is that of the numbers reflect those priorities. >> well, you have a problem with more rale and i am confident -- i think the officers feel like you spend more time talking with the activist groups then the officers themselves and drafting guidelines to help them do their job. thank you, mr. chairman. sorry to run over. >> senator coons? >> thank you, madame secretary, for your testimony in front of this committee, for your discipline and determined leadership of this remarkably far-flung and brought agency. in difficult times it is a source of pleasure to
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2011 6:00am EDT
for them to send us stuff here. that's cheaper and displace american jobs. even the u.s. international trade council, the wildest cheeeader in the world for these failed agreements said we'll have a bigger deficit in autos. these are the same people who said we'll have a huge trade surplus with mexico. oops, they were wrong. they can't even pretend we'll do well with this. $1 ppt 7 more auto exporters from korea to the u.s. and that's with the cheerleaders talking. imagine what the real numbers will be like. we're talking about 160,000 to 200,000 u.s. jobs, kiss the remained ore they have auto industry and auto parts good-bye with this agreement. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan. mr. camp: i would note that this is endorsed by the big three automaks. i yield one minute to the gentlewoman from kansas, ms. jenkins. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. jenkin: thank you, mr. chairman, for yielding and for your leadership on this issue. many americans believe congress can't agree on anything. if there's one thing washgton can agrea
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2011 6:00am EDT
and ask if they are doing what you want them to do. are the tradeoffs good trade house for us? >> thank you. >> on april 13, the federal reserve board and the federal insurance corp. issued a joint report summarizing results of a horizontal review. you found critical weaknesses. foreclosure documents and oversight and monitoring of third-party vendors which resulted in unsafe and unsound violations. simultaneously, it you entered into a consent orders with these third-party service providers which required them to take steps to correct the problems identified. they were required to conduct a thorough review of actions that were pending through december 30 to identify borrowers that have been financially harmed by practices. i understand retention of these firms in the process was required to be spelled out in engagement letters that they have to approve. what is the status of these engagement letters? have all of the banks maintained their firms? have they spelled ups the manner? how you respond to the criticize -- criticism is that they were overly vague and allow them to dev
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2011 1:00am EDT
and questioning how iran would ever use a mexican drug cartels for a terrorist attack on american soil. but i would note, in the september 11 attacks from the 9/11 commission pointedly stated -- and this was their conclusions across the government, it was imagination, policy, and government -- capabilities and management. we do not believe leaders understand the gravity of the threat to our leaders completely understand the gravity of the threat? that is the essence of what we are trying to ask today. it appears to me that our government risks the failure of imagination. it may not fully be considering the gravity of the iranian threat. this is a game changer and represent crossing of the red line by iran. for many members of this kiddie-committee is not surprising. witnesses testified that iran, both directly and through it plot -- its proxy, hezbollah, had its tentacles from the entrenched in latin america, venezuela, and into mexico. one witness testified that hezbollah was sharing underground tunnel technology with the drug cartels along the southern border of the u.s., the sa
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2011 6:00am EDT
think so brilliantly in helping us to confront this financial crisis, so i would like to see what the fsoc report says about what americans can hope for and plan for, for a more stable future financially, and thank you for your service. >> i don't think i can improve on how you said it. what the financial reform law does is establish the basic protections we did not have to prevent americans from being victimized from not just fraud and abuse from per dation, but from the type of risk taking we saw that almost brought down the american financial system i am very confident with these reforms we little l build something that's going to benefit more than the average working person but businesses to raise capital and we've all seen what happens when you get that basic balance wrong. it hurts everybody, not just the impruden't but the innocent victims in this sense. what i would say generally is you should be demanding better results from washington in things that can help the economy now, because even with the strength of those reforms in the financial system and the progress we've head,
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2011 8:00pm EDT
will put more lives at risk, isolate us from women who have no money, who are poor, especially women of color, who have become central targets of these efforts. evidence of this is seen all over the country and in the form of very offensive billboards that denigrate women in my own district, which we fought against and were quickly taken down. by trying to use a combination of law and guilt, these efforts undermine the bambing health care -- basic health care rights of women. black women make decisions every day whether to parent or not. those who think they should dictate our choices won't be there when the child is is born to get better education, increased child care, keep our kids out of jail, send our kids to college or get affordable health care. this war on women must stop. we must not allow the republicans to turn back the clock on women, on choice and access to health care. i urge my colleagues to fight this war. fight against tchess unnecessary and these harmful initiatives that keep coming forward that continue to do damage to women and continue to erode our basic health c
CSPAN
Oct 19, 2011 1:00am EDT
using 2.2 billion to refinance their outstanding tax obligation. the wall street journal pointed out that day -- the program failed on october 6. ever once the we had to have it. here they are dealing with less than $1.8 billion. a full 51% had already increase small-business lending to qualify for low interest rates. the baseline for increase lending to not sit so well in the legislation. the banks are great deal. it has the lending fund. is that an opprobrious a taxpayer dollar? -- is that inappropriate use of taxpayer dollars? wish to track this to the other initiatives that were extended. there are reducing them temporarily. it will reach an all-time high of 30 billion. i am deeply concerned. something has gone terribly wrong. there is an attempt. if you are imposing more tax incentives, there are only for a year. we said temporary solutions. these are not going to be sufficient to extricate herself from the worst post-recession recovery in the history of this country. that is why we need the reform. so they have stability. there is small businesses. this is the point. when a fun
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2011 1:00am EDT
contributing to our national debate, and increasingly global debate. you are helping those of us in government, which include a lot of cap alumni, to see the trend lines beyond the headlines. i think everyone of you for being in support of this important mission. before i begin to address some of these trendlines, which are really part of america's leadership and how we define it and promoting it, i want to say a few words about the conspiracy to assassinate the saudi ambassador in washington, which was directed by elements of the iranian government. this plot was very fortunately disrupted by the excellent work of our law enforcement and intelligence professionals. it was a flagrant violation of international and u.s. law. it was a dangerous escalation of the iranian government's longstanding use of political violence and sponsorship of terrorism. this is not just about iran and the united states, or even just about saudi arabia. targetting and ambassador violates dp protection and punishment of crimes against internationally protected person is, which includes diplomats. iran is a
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2011 8:00pm EDT
anybody want sick people. and those of us who say these are onerous regulations, that is rick clause. is what we are doing going to keep them well? let's examine that and see what we think. i have shown this map before, but this is a very, very informative map. it tells you the percentage of mercury disposition that originates outside of the united states and the red is somewhere between 78 and 100. so in the areas that are tipted red there, the mercury that is in those areas, between 100% and 78% comes from outside this country. the prevailing winds blow the mercury from the area where there is no restrictions and no clean air and that would be communist china and india. they choose to like that. that's their choice. but their pollution blows to our country. the yellow is from 78% to -- looks like 58%. between 58% to 78% in the areas marked in yellow and green is 58% and 19%. that's foreign pollution in that area. and the blue, very little blue, few dots you can see in the east coast, the blue is 19% to 0% is foreign pollution. so with that much mercury as the example coming from ot
CSPAN
Oct 19, 2011 8:00pm EDT
politicians used the occasion to criticize the attorney general after the suspect was arrested and made all kinds of claims, none of which came true. people are asking why he was given miranda rights. if someone is going to confess, they will confess given the miranda rights or not. it is more difficult to make them stop talking. we got a lot of useful intelligence from the suspect. people complain about him going to federal court. he showed -- we showed that our courts work, they are open. he pled guilty and faces a potential life sentence. prosecution can feel happy that they followed the way they did and not listen to the monday quarterbacks. he now faces a potential life sentence. that means more than 400 terrorism cases prosecuted by the department of justice since september 11, 2001. the president and the national security team have done a tremendous job of taking the fight to our enemies. earlier this year the president ordered a successful strike against osama bin laden. he stayed focused on destroying al qaeda from his first day in office. i know teams were put together after the p
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2011 8:00pm EDT
california is recognized. mr. filner: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the bill before us sponsored by congressman walz would ensure that men and women of our national guard and reserve receive the distinction of being called veterans. it is a simple thing but it is denied them. representative walz introduced them in the last congress and didn't clear the senate so we have to try again. our guard and reserve comprise a large component of those called to serve and those changing dynamics need to be incorporated. this bill strikes the desired balance and full supporter of the bill and i would yield to the author of the bill, congressman walz as much time as he may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from minnesota is recognized. mr. walz: thank you to the ranking member as well as being a staunch supporter of this and other legislation to secure the rights and benefits for our veterans and i thank mr. runyan for his support on this and other bills and appreciate all the things that are moving today. special thank you to chairman miller, majority leader and majori
CSPAN
Oct 21, 2011 1:00am EDT
line, move in sync with us so that we don't inadvertently undermine the safety and soundness of our system by providing regulatory arbitrage opportunities or create a competitive disadvantage for our financial institutions. i believe we have done more on that than has ever been true in the past, and we are having quite a lot of forward momentum among the other members of the financial stability board and in the g-20. the commissioner who is -- who has responsibility for these issues in the commission meets regularly with secretary geithner or and they both have repeatedly stated their commitment to ensure that as we move to put in place new capital acquitted deleveraged standards, the europeans do the same. as a move to put in place requirements for standards based on a central clearing trade repository on derivatives, they move to do the same. i think we have had successes in terms of getting the general adoption of the principals across all the g-20 and fsb membership. i work closely with my counterparts to make sure that not only are they adopting these principles, but they are i
CSPAN
Oct 19, 2011 6:00am EDT
agree with us. but we cannot make united organizations. the main goals, not organizations. >> are you going to go outside of the balance of these local organizations and across the entire egyptian territory? >> we tried to do that. we have been talking to people every day. we try to get members, we try to talk with the people to join any organization. and we would take time to do that. >> what can the elected do, if you see any role for them at all? -- what can the u.s. do, if you see any role for them at all? to stop the counterrevolutionary activities? [speaking arabic] >> i do not agree with pressure using americans only. before the revolution, there were supporting mubarak. the considered him the solution. -- they considered him the solution. the key of many issues in egypt. during the revolution, we saw the direction of the american government just watching who is the winner. they will support the winner at the end. i think they support the government. the talk about their rule and the schedule and things like that. i think mainly support the people, not that scaraf and tho gover
CSPAN
Oct 20, 2011 8:00pm EDT
enormous potential of the libyan people was held back, and terror was used as a political weapon. today, we can definitively say that the gaddafi regime has come to an end. the last major regime strongholds have fallen. the new government is consolidating the control over the country. and one of the world's longest- serving dictators is no more. one year ago, the notion of a free libya seemed impossible. but then the libyan people rose up and demanded their rights. and when gaddafi and his forces started going city to city, town by town, to brutalize men, women and children, the world refused to stand idly by. faced with the potential of mass atrocities -- and a call for help from the libyan people -- the united states and our friends and allies stopped gaddafi's forces in their tracks. a coalition that included the united states, nato and arab nations persevered through the summer to protect libyan civilians. and meanwhile, the courageous libyan people fought for their own future and broke the back of the regime. so this is a momentous day in the history of libya. the dark shado
CSPAN
Oct 26, 2011 1:00am EDT
colatitude of things they can use to be basically. >> did you want to comment? >> i think i agree with you that i believe we should look at it. we have a different color coming in every year. how do we know what the future will look like? what people are looking for in their retirement system. it may make the military more enticing to come and if an individual thinks they may have something they can take with them. also, even though you have a gi bill, i think that is an outstanding benefits. whistle have an individual who will be separated possibly during drawdown with 12 years of service. i think we need to look at that. that is what we will do. >> to read very much. we will proceed to mr. kaufman of colorado. >> i guess my first question is, some of the testimony reference to that it is a relatively low percentage of payroll that supports the retirement system but nobody has said what that is. i wonder if somebody can give me a percentage number. >> at this point we have some of the numbers i would like to take a for the record, please. >> very well. i just think -- first of all, i
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2011 6:00am EDT
because they have done what he and bp and the a lot of us have asked through that process. so that is a concern mr. chairman. i yield back. >> you have 22 seconds. >> i ield the balance of my time. >> next when the gavel dropped we had a onmember the committee here and i'm going to recognize him, mr. bonner, for five minutes. >> thank you chairman for allowing me to be a member of the committee. i voice wanted to be and i'm glad to fulfill that promise today. for the record, as has been noted i've had an opportunity to have a lot of experience with mr. feinberg and, while there has been effusive trays and at times even sympathy for the task he has been assigned, i would provide everyone that mr. feinberg -- $1.4 million a month. >> 1.250. i just lop top 150,000. >> regardless it is a generous amount of money to administer, and while it is sick obligated process i think mr. feinberg is realized it is ev more competition than the 9/11 project in many ways with 1 million claimants. it is not a perfect system. if anything, it is a very -- in so many promises have been made mr. feinberg hims
CSPAN
Oct 26, 2011 8:00pm EDT
realize that this administration does not want to use the terms radical islam about the people who are radical islamists. and when you get to digging a little deeper, you find out that the o.i.c., islamic group, figured out that we need to go on the attack and start calling anybody who mentions radical islam as an islamaphobe. and if you give universities, great universities, proud heritage in this country, massive amounts of money, you can also get them to teach seminars on this. you can get them to teach courses on this. and you can paint the picture that anybody, no matter how open-minded, no matter how well red and studied theyr you call them islamapho bmp es and maybe it will catch on and call radical islamists what they are. i don't know anybody that was in judiciary today that believes that muslims are terrorists. they're not. the only disagreement among those i know concerned about radical islam is whether the radical islamists, 1%, 5%, maybe a little more, some might say as much as 10%, but at least 90%, maybe 99% of muslim are peace-loving people. and if you have a muslim fri
CSPAN
Oct 18, 2011 8:00pm EDT
money that we use, the dues money used for political or legislative action is with our members to educate them, mobilize them. it does not go to party structure or anything else. i appreciate you making that comment, because i did not make that clear, shame on me. host: richard t t t >> timothy geithner is next on c-span. the pentagon would limit the obama administration ought chance for trying terrorist detainees. we hear from the defense department general counsel. >> 6 republican presidential candidates travel to des moines. and water are live coverage as well as governor rick perry and ron paul and michele bachmann. >> treasury secretary tim geithner is questioned about the jobs package, the current tax code and leadership on the economy. he testified at the small business community chaired. this is two hours and 20 minutes. >> one year ago, senate democrats and it two of our republican colleagues battled for months to pass a small business jobs act of 2010. it has been called the most significant piece of legislation to help small business and over one decade by the national
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2011 1:00am EDT
do we need to do better as a country? absolutely. let us give credit where credit is due. there are over 200 people murdered in colombia several years ago. less than 20, so far this year. the for my friends to suggest that somehow this language that the country and the president of colombia have agreed to should somehow be attached to hr free trade agreement is devoid of the reality of what a trade agreement is. no trade agreement that this congress has passed in the history of this country has included language to dictate what the other country is about to do or required to do. rather, our trade agreement by definition is the language in which our country is agreeing to a set of principles, a set of actions. so for my friends on the other side to suggest that the good work, the good gestures, the promises of the santos administration of the colombian congress could show how -- should somehow be amended and adopted to our trade agreement is not only setting a double standard but is breaking from past practice of how we past trade agreements and negotiate good faith with other govern
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2011 1:00am EDT
consequence, by the way, all of us are struggling, even those who are well off. the irony is the same folks that the republicans claim to be protecting, the well off -- the millionaires and the billionaires -- they'd be doing better, they'd be making more money if ordinary americans had some money in their pockets and were out there feeling more confident about the economy. that's been the lesson of our history -- when folks in the middle and at the bottom are doing well, the folks at the top do even better. >> is this kind of public pressure the only leverage you have, sir? >> look, we have a democracy. and right now, john boehner is the speaker of the house and mitch mcconnell is best arguments and mobilize the american people so that they're responsive. so far they haven't been responsive to not just me but public opinion. we saw that during the debt ceiling vote. but we're just going to keep on making the case. but i guess what i'm saying, though, here, bill, is -- and i said this when i made my speech at the joint session -- the election is 13, 14 months away. i would love n
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2011 1:00am EDT
as quickly as we had hoped that they would. we hoped. it used to be that american with a drawl was conditioned on success. now it seems withdraw has been the definition of success. if that is the case, success in afghanistan will feel like failure. ideal bat. -- thank you. >> we will welcome the secretary today. she has served as the 67 the secretary of state for the united states since january 21, 2009. she has served previously as the united states senator from new york and first lady of the united states and the state of arkansas and is an attorney and law professor. your full statement will be made a part of the record. if he could be so kind to summarize the written remarks to commit directly to the question and answer discussion on this by minute role in health seeking get as many members as possible. welcome. the floor is yours. >> thank you. to the members of the committee, i appreciate this opportunity to appear before you. >> i want to start by recognizing the concerns that many of you have about afghanistan and pakistan policy. you and the american people are right to as
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2011 1:00am EDT
have 165 minutes by the proponents to dispel the misinformation and 105 by those of us who are opposed to these job-killing trade agreements. that's fair. 165 on their side, 105 on our side because their arguments are honest -- our arguments are honest and theirs aren't. that is how things break around here. that's clengy debate. let's talk about colombia. in colombia the average income is $3,200. think of all the u.s. manufactured goods those colombians are going to buy with $3,200 of income. whoa. thousands of americans go to work. does that remind you of the myth about nafta? no, this is about yet one more platform to get an access of abused labor, unorganized labor under colombian law, to provide -- to send goods back to the united states of america. mr. mcgovern: i yield the gentleman an additional 30 seconds. mr. defazio: i thank the gentleman. and then there's the issue of, yes, we will get some moring a kilt exports. insignificant to our industry. won't employ any americans. may employ some more people who are in this country to harvest the crop. but it will cut dramati
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2011 6:00am EDT
seen a concentration of wealth as opposed to the very middle of america. can you give us a synopsis of what you found? >> we found very pronounced widening of the income distribution in this country with reductions in the share of national income going to the bottom 4 quintiles and a large increase, roughly doubling, of income going to the top 1% of the population. >> i see that my time is about to expire and i thank you. >> let me read to you an e-mail that was sent to interested hill staff from the congressional budget office on september 17. the subject is hhs class announcement on the cbo baseline. " friday, the secretary ofhhs does not plan to institute a long-term insurance care program under current law. on its next baseline, budget projections would be issued in january, cbo will assume the program will not be implemented. unless there are changes by the administration that would supersede the friday announcement. furthermore, following longstanding procedures, cbs takes new and administrative actions into account when analyzing legislation being considered by congress even if
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2011 8:00pm EDT
are our tax money being used to encourage the appropriate and correct energy policy. however, there's one thing missing. where are those pieces of equipment made? where is our tax money going? where is it going? is it going to american-made solar panels? american-made wind turbines, or is it going to solar panels that are made in china? or germany? korea? where are those solar panels made and where is that gigantic wind turbine made with blades 300 feet across? are those made in america? our tax money is using it to buy it. this is my legislation. house resolution 487. and it says this. if you're going to use our american tax money, your tax money, my tax money, the american tax money, if you are going to use that tax money to subsidize the purchase of a solar panel, a wind turbine, a bio-elect system, then that tax money is going to buy american-made equipment. we are going to use our tax money to buy american-made equipment. and i think we ought to be passing this with the american jobs act. if we are going to be spending $50 billion, it ought to be american-made concrete a
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2011 8:00pm EDT
have a responsibility for those sending us here. i hope that every senator thinks long and hard about what is at stake next week. with that, i will take your questions. i will start with the associated press. >> i would like to ask you about two economic matters. do you agree that the economic bill is close to a faltering? they said that they want results. what did not be productive to work with republicans on a plan that you know will pass congress instead of going around the country eighth talking about your bill and calling on republicans by name? >> there is no doubt that the growth of the economy has slowed. the combination of the japanese tsunami, the arabs bring, -- arab spring, as consumers and businesses service. we did not help in washington with the debt ceiling debate that took place. that is unprecedented in terms of how we dealt with our responsibilities in washington. there is no doubt that the economy is weaker now than it was at the beginning of the year. every independent economist who has look at -- looked at this question carefully believes that for us to mak
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Oct 21, 2011 6:00am EDT
would not want to know what method to use. i would want to figure out my own. i would be willing to consider anything the federal government told me to do. i would not mind persuading the education secretary that it was a good idea, and i would expect him to further my agenda, unless i was lazy and incompetent. >> what we're talking about here is the bottom 5%. i'm not talking about every school in america. we have again reduced the federal footprint. we want to identify those bottom 5%. we expanded the turn-around model from 4% to 6%. the other option is not rigorous. we always want to do the least possible to get through. well, ok, but that was covered in every school. we're not doing that now. we're only focusing on the bottom 5%, the drop-out factors. my friend from tennessee is always talking about not having a secretary who is a czar. we're talking about schools in the bottom 5% to come up with some other option and let the secretary decide. it seems to me that we are trying to pass legislation that transcends whoever the secretary might be. it might be arnie duncan, it might
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Oct 26, 2011 6:00am EDT
and risk their lives for us every single day. they are heroes. and they deserve our support. and it would be good for all of us. it would give the entire economy a boost. so this is the fight we are having right now. this is frankly what the next year will probably be about, the republicans in congress and the folks running for president making their agenda crystal clear. they have two basic economic priorities -- two basic proposals. tax cuts for the wealthiest individuals and the biggest corporations, paid for by cutting education investments and research and our infrastructure, all the things that helped make america an economic superpower -- weaken programs like medicare and our basic social safety net. that is one proposal. and the sec proposal is to got just about every regulation that you can think of -- and the second proposal is to gut just about every regulation you can think of. we have already identified 500 regulatory reforms that will save billions of dollars over the next year. but we cannot do and what i will not do is to let this economic crisis be used as an excuse
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Oct 5, 2011 1:00am EDT
is the methodology that each servicer will use to ensure that every single borrower in district is identified going forward? i know this is a lot. you get the drift. >> the engagement letters are being developed. they will be carefully reviewed. >> do you have a timeline? people are losing their homes. cracks the letters are being reviewed. the process is already under way. they are already reaching out to find people. there's something this morning about that. they have already made progress in improving their operations and addressing the worst abuses. we are well advanced in getting the formal agreement. >> i want to note >> thank you. >> in a few moments, like chris christie says he will not run for president. in about an hour, haley barbour on the gop economic agenda. them president obama urges congress to pass the jobs bill. he was in texas today. later we will reach their ben bernanke's testimony about the economy. >> tomorrow morning we will talk about the future of energy programs with the ranking member of the energy subcommittee on oversight. he will take your questions
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Oct 25, 2011 8:00pm EDT
of online gambling. can you tell us what options are on the table right now? as i understand, there is a bill to legalize it in the united states? guest: there is a bill to legalize it for poker only come up but we passed recently a bill in congress to say no internet gambling on the internet. we did this by outlawing the use of credit card and money orders and money transfer, and that pretty much stopped it. now it has all gone overseas and done illegally. the people that are advocating internet gambling are saying because is going overseas, we're losing the tax revenue, and also, there is a lot of fraud. that fraud will occur anyway. secondly, i think the other side of the coin is we want to have internet gambling, which would be poker possibly, there will be all kinds of gambling on the internet. for people that are addicted to gambling, they have the computer in their study in bedroom in this addiction would increase, so the trade-off is -- host: you are saying it would be too easy? guest: and also, children could get into it. children have a problem with pornography about lying
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